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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our brewers added fresh whole vanilla beans to a few select barrels of our Barrel-Aged Brrrbon ’13, an imperial version of our Brrr Seasonal Ale aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels, for this limited edition brew. The addition of vanilla beans heightens the vanilla character imparted by the barrels, and adds a delicious layer of complexity to the beer’s oak and caramel character, making for a smooth warmer perfect for the season.

MALTS: Pale, Caramel, Carapils, Dark Chocolate
HOPS: Alchemy, Simcoe, Cascade

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3.7
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle:   Deep reddish caramel, frothy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Soft caramel and bourbon notes.   Faint vanilla up front.   Husky maltiness up front, slight bourbon, a little astringent, with subtle notes of vanilla.   Not as smooth as I would have hoped for.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Feels green still, a bit hot, warming @ 10.7%.   Yeah, still green.   Soft bourbon, vanilla, with a touch of caramel, and rich breadiness.   Still, not as thick as I would have thought.   Green hops, pale bourbon, soft caramel, with a little breadiness on the finish.   Good, but green and a little rough.   Hopefully one of these years they figure out how to improve this beer...


3.4
vyvvy (6638) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours murky amber with a small beige head. The aroma has bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel and rich toasted malt. It has a medium / full body with fairly sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with brown sugar, booze, dark caramel, bourbon and some vanilla. The finish is harsh with bourbon, booziness, abv heat and some vanilla. Decent beer, but too warm for my tastes.

4.3
Cybercat (6011) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a fairly thick and rather fine-bubbled light tan head. Malty aroma has firm notes of bourbon-soaked wood and caramel, plus a tantalizing hint of vanilla. Oaky bourbon dominates the bold flavor while letting through hints of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and horehound. Firm, smooth texture has a good amount of fizz and leaves a woody, bourbony, slightly candy-bar finish. This will take the brrr out of chilly weather next time one of them winter storms pays a visit.

3.7
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Holiday Ale Festival 2012 - Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice vanilla flavoring added to the Brrrrrbon. This was a tasty beer.

3.2
Homer321 (5166) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Draft. Vanilla brown in color with a vanilla white head. Slightly cloying sweetness. Kinda a sweetness of sugary bomb. A touch of astringent wood tannins. Meh

3.7
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Tap @ Holiday Ale Fest 2012... Poured deep, red/amber with a thin head. Nose was quite oaky. Similar to regular Brrrbon with an added depth. I often find Brrrbon to be boring the oak and vanilla hear bring it up a peg. Did I say this one was oaky?

3
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark copper pour with a thin white head. Aroma has a lot of bourbon in it followed by some bitter hops and a touch of vanilla. Bourbon fades sadly in the flavor and the hops take over leaving a bitter and slightly sweet aftertaste from the vanilla and bourbon barrel.

3.3
jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On tap at Bier Station. Pours a brown color with white head. Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, malty aromas and flavors. Alright.

3.6
Gription79 (2893) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The aroma is filled with bourbon, burnt sugar, fruity alcohol, toffee. The flavor is sweet vanilla, caramelized sugar, oak. The high ABV is warming. Finishes dry.

3.6
gregwilsonstl (2613) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bourbon. Hints of vanilla. Woody and Oak. Not as hot as I’d expect for the alcohol content. Thanks carter.


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